League Celebrates real 'Glorious Twelfth'
Saturday 12 December marks an important day in the shooting calendar and one which always passes without any recognition. Four months after the grouse shooting season began, in which time thousands upon thousands of birds will have been blasted from the sky, we can now celebrate what is the real ‘Glorious twelfth’. It is this week that shooting grouse purely for the purposes of sport and entertainment officially finishes.
The grouse shooting season gets underway on 12 August every year with a flurry of media interest proclaiming the day to be glorious when in fact what is being celebrated is the mass slaughter of birds by paying guns, many of whom have had no training or experience of using a gun before in their life. Not only this, but what is also being celebrated is the systematic slaughter of other species which are wiped out to protect the game birds being reared for shooting.
There is nothing glorious about this. So for once we want to recognise the day when the shooting and killing stops and remember that this is the real ‘Glorious twelfth’.
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